Questions tagged [mobile]

A portable device capable of multiple applications, one of which is a platform for playing games. Mobile phones are the eponymous example of such devices. Distinct from handhelds, which are exclusively or primarily designed for gaming.

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How does “internet connection required” protect from piracy on mobile phones?

Sometimes I can't play a paid Android platform game because it requires an internet connection, and I'm in a place where 3G doesn't work. Here is my understanding so far: The game is a "good old ...
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Unity Optimization: Creating Multiple Similar Scenes Effectively

I've been working on a mobile game that uses the same framework for each level in the game, and I was wondering what would be the most efficient way to store all those levels in Unity. Should I only ...
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using Playerprefs on Android Mobile Platform

I have a question about playerprefs on my android mobile game not initializing properly. I have already pre-set my playerprefs data on a variable with a value of 3. In my play mode on unity the value ...
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Unity with move gameobject line renderer

I create DrawLine class, I want my character to follow the line I draw. How do I move my character on draw line renderer ? Thanks! ...
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How do I calculate sprites/frame usage on my platform's ram?

I plan on building a 2d game for mobile and possibly pc. I also plan on using sprites/frames for the animation of my 2d game. What's stopping me from doing so is because I can't figure out if the ...
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How would I make my player controls respond quicker?

I'm working on this game in Unity 2D where the user swipes to make a game object move in the direction that the user swiped in. Currently, when the user swipes it takes about a quarter of a second for ...
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How to adapt my mobile game for different aspect ratios?

Before I start, I'd like to note that I work in the Unity Engine, but the basic theoretical stuff should be similar just about anywhere. It's not really hard to get the game's camera/World view or UI ...
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Post processing effects not visible on mobile apk build

While setting up post processing on a project that I am currently working on, I discovered that post processing effects are not visible on the apk build on mobile. I setup a new Project with URP on ...
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Multiplatform game, save game state and resume it on other platform

This is for a personal and knowledge acquiring project. I want to create a little TIC-TAC-TOE multiplatform game, app & web. The choosen technology for the app will be Android or Flutter and for ...
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How do Mobile Idle-Games work [duplicate]

I wonder how idle games, games where players only make a few clicks to get a game progress, work. These games appear to be running in the background, even when the app is closed. Therefore these games ...
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LibGDX How to use Viewport correctly?

guys! I divided the screen into two parts using Viewport and now the game does not work correctly. The control buttons do not work all. If you click in some part of the screen (not on the control) -...
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Unity's Android Notification system works on my Xiaomi, but on a Huawei every notification has an “Unknown” status?

When my app starts I check whether there is a notification or not if there isn't I create one via SendNotification(...) if there is, I check their status: ...
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What should be the display configuration for mobile game in Godot 3.1?

I am developing a mobile game in Godot so I want to know what should be the display configuration to show the game it should be, I tried before a Web Game, and when it was played on mobile games it ...
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Tilting a game object left/right/forward/back with gyroscope, regardless of player's heading

I'm working on a mobile game in Unity and using the gyroscope to rotate an object along the x and y axes. ...
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Unity Screen.height / Screen.dpi is *not* equal to the screens height in real life

On mobile, I was planning on using Screen.dpi to work out the physical size of the screen and size controls accordingly. But this quick test on my Galaxy S5 proves that the numbers from Unity are ...
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Concept design-pattern for industry simulation required

I am making a mobile game simulating industry. A brief high level description is below. A hub could be thought of as a base/city, within which there are rooms/buildings which determine what is ...
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I want to clamp each instance of the same prefab to the y axis only

I instantiated the prefab "paddle" twice then I tried clamping it to the y-axis only; using Mathf.Clamp, however, the min and max values end up being applied to both instances of "paddle" and hence ...
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Unity - Level complete progress bar stops at 75%

I am trying to build a progress bar that indicates the completion of the current level from 0 to 100% (or from 0 to 1 in probability). I found this example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Authenticating users without a username or password

I'm curious about what the process is for anonymously authenticating users when it comes to mobile games. There are quite a few examples out there, but the ones that immediately come to mind are Lords ...
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Is Unreal engine or Unity better for high graphics low file size mobile games? [closed]

My objective of learning game development is to make a 3d relatively high graphics mobile game but that should be in 150 mb. I don't know should I start with unity or unreal engine. I found that ...
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Can Mobile Games use Fragments instead of SurfaceViews?

All the tutorials of mobile games for android (such as this one), use the to display game objects. Most other applications tend to use an ...
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How to create a fog for baclgro6 which works on mobile devices?

There is a forum entry, which explains how to create a high based volumetric fog, using soft particles ( How can I create a height-based volumetric fog? ). Unfortunately it doesn't work on mobile ...
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Serverless Multiplayer

I wanted to make a game with a "serverless" mobile multiplayer game. The idea was to have devices connect to each other automatically when they are within range. There would be no global game state ...
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How to make game playable in all mobile screen resolution using Unity Cinemachine with perspective mode?

I want my 2D game to be playable (auto scale) in all screen resolution. I'm using Cinemachine & under "perspective" mode. I found tutorial to change the screen in "orthographic" mode but there is ...
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Same scroll speed across devices with different DPI

I am creating a simple game in JS, something like the flappy bird :) For pipe scroll, I am using a linear tween. I noticed that the speed of the pipes are different across different smartphone ...
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Unity VFX graph with LWRP

So, I've been playing around with unity's visual effects graph, and it was pretty amazing. So I tried it out on mobile using 2019.1 full version with the LWRP, and it works just fine on the unity ...
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Do I need a backend engineer for my studio right now?

I am working on a mobile game that requires a well thought-out backend, because it spans across the healthcare/data science space and we need to be compliant in terms of security/regulations in how we ...
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How to use large texture atlases in my shaders on mobile devices

This is a frustrating discovery. I have ported my desktop game to mobile and discovered that floating point precision in my shaders is not good. I have large animations which I store per frame on a ...
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unity2D swipe control's bool for animator doesn't work

i was trying to make a control where the animation plays upon swiping one direction. each time i've make a tap/swipe control, it just keeps popping messages like this. the tap animation works fine, ...
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What is the purpose of multi-staged levels in mobile games?

In most recent mobile games like Grass Cut, FireBalls 3D, Twist Hit! or Snow Drift! I see the same level structure where you need to finish 3-4 mini-levels / stages in order to really finish the level....
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Can I legally use mechanics from a game that is removed from the store? [duplicate]

There was a mobile (android, ios) card game that I really liked playing. Last year, the game was removed from the store and noone were able to play it. The company is still up. That game had a really ...
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Overdrawn pixels vs many polygons, which affects performance the most?

I know that having overdrawn pixels is not desirable as well as having many polygons since they can decrease performance. Often when I model I have an option to decrease the number of polygons by ...
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How to handle a Google Play game's privacy policy

I am trying to release a mobile game (insert obligatory sellout statement for Chunk of Space) on Google Play, and I'm worried about their privacy policy system. Basically, if you mark your game as "...
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How to make mobile movement using CharacterController

How can i change my movement for mobile i think left and right gonna work but i don't know what should i do for jump ...
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Why don't mobile games use tiny transactions like the orginal Candy Crush?

My understanding is that Candy Crush found its early success by letting users pay really small amounts of cash on a continual basis. If that was successful then, why don't mobile app developers use ...
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Make Unity GUI for mobile phones only?

I'm using Unity and I want to make a responsive GUI for portrait resolution only. Now I'd like to know if this is a good or bad idea when I force the user to play my game in portrait mode only. Shall ...
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Custom mobile keyboard in unity

I'm trying to create a falling word typing game like z-type. I have used the code provided here — but it's is only for keyboards: ...
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Unity3D Build Configuration for Deployment/ Publish

Is there the option within Unity3D to specify build configurations? My goal is relatively simple - when building for mobile stores (Play Store/ App Store) I want to make sure my app is pointing to ...
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Mobile vs. Desktop Games - Upsides and Downsides? [closed]

what is the opinion on developing a game for Mobile vs. Desktop in terms of monetization and revenue versus time spent? In my opinion, Mobile has more upside in terms of revenue, but as a developer ...
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What are some ways to keep the player engaged in an endless game?

An endless game consists of the same gameplay mechanics repeated over and over. You have to keep doing mostly the same things as long as you can. So it is quite easy to make players bored of your ...
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how to avoid Z- axis gravity from affecting my mobile game?

I am making a mobile car game, and as it is a serious game for upper limb rehabilitation. The mobile is attached to the forearm of the patient, hence the forearm movement will move and rotate the car. ...
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2D and 3D Tablet Games Definition

I would like some clarifications how to distinguish between a 2D and 3D mobile game, as mobile devices do not really have 3D screens. i) Do 3D iOS or android games really exist or are they 2D tablet/...
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Huge level size after build APK in Unity

I made maps used bunch of small objects which are mostly scenary, like part of road, buildings, obstacles. They are all lightmap static, batching static, occludee static. However after build APK, "...
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I've completed my mobile game - now what?

After months of development, I've finally finished my mobile app, but I have no idea what to do next. I want to publish my app to the Google Play Store and the App Store, yet I don't know how. I've ...
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How to get error line when debugging APK from Logcat

I made android game by Unity and built APK. When I got error from this game, I can see the error message: ...
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Is “Check your surroundings” warning on splash screen really needed for geolocation games?

I'm currently building an Android game as a solo dev. It follows the trend of geolocation-based games (like Niantic), but with more unique aspects. Anyway, I noticed that in Niantic games - Ingress, ...
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How can I improve my touch slide mechanic to be more smooth and fluid?

I have the following C# code, but it leaves me with two problems: ...
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Object movement in Unreal using BPs and input touch and ARCore

So I am trying to move an object in Unreal through input touch using ARCore. The problem is that I can't use the simple Screen to world position because it just returns a world position wherever the ...
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How to implement a Play As Guest feature on a mobile device using PhoneGap?

I have a Facebook Web Game that I converted to Android and iOS using PhoneGap. I can use Facebook for authentication on my mobile apps, but I would also like to allow the user to play as a guest. I've ...
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I wanted to create a simple mobile online game for me and my mates. How should I handle the networking?

I've made a few simple games and one multiplayer game where you connect through LAN but for this one I wanted to learn something new. I have the game concept working on my computer, it's just waiting ...

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